Steamboat arts organizations launch new week-long Lost Art Revival festival
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Blacksmithing, wool spinning and candle-dipping, these seemingly “lost art” forms were done out of necessity in an earlier era.
Next week, these traditional art forms will be revived through the new Lost Art Revival heritage events created by Steamboat Springs Arts Council and Steamboat Creates.
Starting Monday, Sept. 17 and continuing through Friday, Sept. 21, the week-long event will celebrate traditional art forms that capture the spirit of Routt County’s western heritage. Many of the events will be held at the Depot Art Center.
“Our intent is to blend the interest and enthusiasm with outdoor recreation with an element of arts and culture that fully reflects a more inclusive identity for our community,” said Steamboat Springs Arts Council Executive Director Kim Keith, who had the idea for Lost Art Revival.
Immersive events include Native American heritage and dance, two-step, woodworking, fiber arts, candle making and blacksmithing. Longtime locals who will be featured during the festival include: Dennis Lodwick, woodworking artist; Terry Carwile, instructing blacksmithing; Lorrae Moon from Yampa Valley Fiberworks; and award-winning photographer Rick Meoli.
“It highlights what’s going on in the community, not necessarily what’s going on in museums but what artists and craftsmen and women are doing that is rooted in the culture of this area,” said Sylvie Piquet, Arts Council special events coordinator.
Lost Art Revival will also include multi-day workshops, guided tours, live performances and a chuck wagon dinner at La Joya Dulce catered by chef Patrick Ayers from Cloverdale Restaurant. The celebration will include cowboy poetry, a cowgirl singer and live music around the campfire.
Steamboat Creates is partnering with cultural nonprofits including Tread of Pioneers Museum, Yampatika and the Bud Werner Memorial Library to present the festival
For a full schedule and ticket information visit steamboatcreates.org/lost-art-revival. Proceeds benefit Steamboat Creates and the Steamboat Springs Creative District.
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